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The first beer is made

The first beer is made

The Szent András Brewery was born out of the friendship of József Simkó, Csongor Rozsán and Mihály Pekár, the brewer. The first beer was produced on 16 April 1993, in Békésszentandrás.

Szent András Brewery, the pioneer

Szent András Brewery, the pioneer

At the second half of the 90s the Hungarian beer market went through important changes. Hundreds of Hungarian small breweries established in the beginning of the 90s had to close due to the appearance of the multinational companies. By the beginning of the 2000s less than a dozen breweries were still operating. For the Szent András Sörfőzde team it became clear that that the only way out of this situation is a combination of unquestioned vocation for quality in creating a real beer experience, following their own unique receipts on the one hand, complemented with their own bottling process on the other hand. This idea was reinforced by the 2006 study tour to Belgium, during which the idea of premium craft beer production was born.

Black Rose – the first Hungarian premium craft beer

Black Rose – the first Hungarian premium craft beer

The Black Rose, the first premium category, a doppelbock beer with an ABV of 9% was a great success. No one believed in the beer market hat a small Hungarian brewery like ours would be able to create such a high quality beer specialty.

Cherry Beer – the first real fruit beer in Hungary

Cherry Beer – the first real fruit beer in Hungary

Since there was no example of creating fruit beers of real fruits in Hungary it was a great work of nerves and perseverance.The Cherry Beer was prepared for about sixteen months, but it paid the time spent, as it turned into a great success on the market.

The craft beer revolution breaks out

The craft beer revolution breaks out

The first Főzdefeszt was organised in 2010 in Budapest in the name of “let’s save the Hungarian brewing”. This was the year since we’ve been talking about a craft beer revolution in Hungary; Szent András brewery and its team played a key role in bringing about this breakthrough.

Best Brewery of the Year

Best Brewery of the Year

The brewery won the Best Brewery of the Year award at the 2011 Főzdefeszt.

József Simkó receives Ujhelyi Imre Awards

József Simkó receives Ujhelyi Imre Awards

József Simkó, founder of the brewery won the highly prestigious Imre Ujhelyi award, known as the ”Kossuth Prize” of the agriculture and food industry, acknowledging his two decades long work in producing and popularizing special Hungarian craft beers.

Szent András Brewery is renewed

Szent András Brewery is renewed

2014 was the year of complete renewal for the brewery. With the retirement of József Simkó, the legendary founder of the brewery a new generation take over his place. After the change the products of the brewery appeared in new design and homogenic corporate image. The reception of the new outlook was quite positive among the craft beer fans. The design industry recognised the work of the brewery with a prestigious award, the silver medal of the Gastro Design catering trade design competition.

József Simkó, founder of the brewery receives lifetime achievement awards

József Simkó, founder of the brewery receives lifetime achievement awards

József Simkó, the founder of Szent András Brewery received the Excellent Entrepreneur of Békés county Awards as a recognition for his work. The award was presented by the Békes county organization of the National Association of Entrepreneurs at the Príma Gala organised for the ninth time on 10 October 2014, in Békéscsaba.

Golden Certificate for the Fekete, the traditional bock beer for the fifth time

Golden Certificate for the Fekete, the traditional bock beer for the fifth time

The traditional bock beer of Szent András Sörfőzde, the Fekete (Black) received Golden Certificate for the fifth time at the X. International Beer Awards in Miskolc.

Winner at Pakk Packaging Design Awards

Winner at Pakk Packaging Design Awards

The Szent András Brewery won 1st Prize at Pakk Packaging Design Awards in “Label Innovations of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages” category.

Bronze medallist Cherry Beer at the 25th jubilee International Beer Festival

Bronze medallist Cherry Beer at the 25th jubilee International Beer Festival

The Cherry Beer returned home with a bronze medal from the 25th jubilee Gold Brewer’s Seal Award (Pivni Pecet) from Tabor, Czech Republic.

Silver Blade Awards winner brewery

Silver Blade Awards winner brewery

The Szent András Brewery won Silver Blade at the most prestigious award of the Hungarian marketing professionals, the Gold Blade The new corporate identity of the brewery was awarded in Design solutions / Corporate and logo design category. The new corporate identity was designed by Kaméleon Reklám.

Chery Beer - silver medal at the World Beer Idol

Chery Beer - silver medal at the World Beer Idol

Szent András Brewery's Cherry Beer won silver prize at the international beer competition, World Beer Idol in the Czech Republic. There was only one award-winning fruit beer from this year's international selection: the Cherry Beer by Szent András brewery. 

Cherry Beer – another bronze medal at the Czech Gold Brewer's Seal Award

Cherry Beer – another bronze medal at the Czech Gold Brewer's Seal Award

Szent András Brewery's Cherry Beer won bronze prize at the Czech Republic's most prestigious beer contest, the brewery's Vienna Lager “Óarany” also made its way among the finalists in one of the strongest categories at Gold Brewer’s Seal. At the prestigious beer contest held in Ceske Budejovice, the Czech Republic, out of the Hungarian contestants, only Szent András Brewery managed to win prizes.

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SZENT ANDRÁS BREWERY

5561 Békésszentandrás, Szent András utca 11.

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